Situated right in the heart of the bustling market town of Hitchin, Hertfordshire, the Market Theatre is a 75-seater professional theatre with a dedicated following and a growing reputation. Indeed, the word must be getting round, for most of the plays now go on tour to six national theatres once they have completed their run in Hitchin.
Professional director, writer and the theatre's Artistic Director, Kirk Foster, used to be the Principal of Hertfordshire Theatre School, which ran a three year course in Acting and Musical Theatre. The same ethos, passion and dedicated teaching are now applied to the new One Year Course run by the Market Theatre.
Approximately 60% of the course deals with all Acting Styles and Genres, 30% with Singing, Musical Theatre and Cabaret and 10% with Dance and Movement. The course is 100% practical.
“What makes this course so unique”, says Kirk “is that because it is an intensive course run by a professional theatre, students are constantly in touch with professional actors and directors during their daily training and in the evenings. Our profession is tough enough as it is, so the instant contacts and continual networking, due to the nature of the course's environment, put them in a good position when they first graduate.
The Market Theatre also offers professional opportunities to some students upon graduation. Several Market Theatre performers have had shows and plays specifically written for them.”
The Market Theatre
Tel: 01462 437 817